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STILL LIFE

Van Der Graaf Generator

 

Eclectic Prog

4.28 | 973 ratings

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pilgrim
5 stars Picking the favorite album from VDGG is undoubtedly a tough task for many, specially considering how masterpieces such as The Least We Can Do is Wave to Each Other, Pawn Hearts, Godbluff, etc..., but for me Still Life is the one.

Basically the album has not a single weak song and when you start playing it, turns out to be hard to stop listening before it ends and skipping a song is really something that does not cross one's mind.

Remarkable characteristics of Still Life is Hammil's vocals - which shows up specially agressive on this album notably on La Rossa, Pillgrims chorus and Childlike Faith in Childhood's End, and the incredible Hugh Banton's work throughout the album.

The thoughtfull lyrics that VDGG shows through their carreer, shows up clearly on Still Life as well. I just love the lyrics on Pilgrims, Childlike Faith on Childhood's End and My Room. By the way, the amazing sax combined with the depressive yet just wonderful lyrics, makes My Room a unique experience.

Van Der Graaf Generator is a must have to any progressive rock fan, and listening to Still Life is clearly explains why. Strong, powerful yet emocional and reflective... Incredible album.

pilgrim | 5/5 |

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